We issue birth and death certificates for Washington State. Find out how you can request a certified copy of birth and death records below.
Before you request records, you should know:
Order birth or death certificates online through the State's official vendor, VitalChek.
To apply by mail, you must send proof of eligibility and identity documents. To apply:
Find out who can request official birth and death records and what documents you can use to prove your relationship.
Anyone can order non-certified, informational copies of birth and death records. Non-certified copies cannot be used for legal purposes. They are often used for genealogy or family history purposes.
Applications for birth certificates for newborns can take up to 3 weeks to process.
If the parents are not married, it may take additional time to process the application. Find more information about rules for Acknowledgment of Parentage from the Washington State Department of Health.
The Washington State Vital Records Office provides records for:
The Whatcom County Auditor's Office also provides marriage and divorce records.
You can order birth and death certificates for records outside of Washington State by: